About the course
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school and post 16 curriculum in psychology. You will also gain experience in teaching one or more social science subjects; sociology, health and social care and politics. You will explore how to teach core areas of psychology, such as how we remember, why we conform, and research methods. And you’ll consider topics such as psychopathology, ethics and developmental psychology. During the year, you’ll attend a series of lectures, with topics such as behaviour management techniques, assessment for learning, assessing psychology, sociology and health and social care coursework and what school leaders look for in an ideal candidate. We also have guest speakers including exam board advisors and teachers from local schools and colleges. You will also explore ways to teach numeracy and statistics across the psychology curriculum, and how to teach personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
How school placements work
When you’re at Manchester Met you’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona. You won’t simply learn theory with us on-campus though, you’ll teach classes in schools too. You’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become the class teacher with as few classes.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Subject to amendment
GCSEs grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. We offer MMU equivalency tests in English and Maths.
If degree outside UK will require academic IELTS.
IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any element.
CSE Grade 1/Scottish Standard Grades 1 -3/Irish Leaving Certificate D at Higher Level or C at Ordinary Level. 2:2 UK Honours degree (or international equivalent), which must support the National Curriculum subject knowledge requirements
For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools/relevant occupations, we consider applications from those with a 3rd class degree.
QTS Professional Skills tests
About the training provider
The City Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust founded in 2014. The CLT has five academies in membership covering approximately three thousand students aged three to nineteen. Our academies include Haywood Academy, Haywood Sixth Form Academy, Mill Hill Primary, Smallthorne Primary Academy and Trentham Academy.
We offer a variety of secondary school direct subject places with Staffordshire University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the West Midlands Consortium. Subjects include: English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Psychology, Religious Studies, Art and Design, Business Studies, Computing, Geography, Physical Education and Dance. In addition, we have numerous primary places with North Staffordshire Teacher Education.
We provide high quality training that ensures trainees are fully prepared for life in the classroom and a career in education. Working closely with the partner universities, we ensure that our Schools Direct colleagues gain their teaching qualification (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). If you choose to apply to the CLT and are successful, you are guaranteed placements at academies within our Multi Academy Trust.
It is a privilege for us to be working in a diverse region with exceptional teachers. We respect the cultures and backgrounds of the young people in our settings, and we enable you to take seriously, issues of equality and social justice. In particular, we value the transformative role that a high quality educational experience has in enabling young people to become informed, empowered and engaged.
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